In 1937, Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe; however, somewhere between Lae, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Howland Island she disappeared, never to be seen again. The fate of Amelia Earhart has been speculated upon for nearly 3/4 of a century, fascinating and frustrating searchers as well. Recently, another Amelia Earhart announced she would also circumnavigate the globe, recreating the original Amelia’s original flight (this time hopefully completing the journey).
Amelia Rose Earhart (oddly, no actual relation), a traffic and weather TV personality in Denver, will set off with her copilot Patrick Carter from Oakland, California to recreate that fateful journey next summer.
Over 100 hours of flying time, and 14 stops, will be made along the route as they cover nearly 28,000 miles. If successful, Amelia will achieve the honor of being the youngest female pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a single engine aircraft – the Pilatus PC-12NG.